Nov 04, 2021

Phillips Lytle, 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

Phillips Lytle LLP Recognized in 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

Firm earns National Tier 2 ranking for Real Estate, 24 Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings

Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP is honored to announce the firm has earned national and regional recognition in the 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings. Firms included in the 2022 “Best Law Firms” list are known for their professional excellence, and they consistently receive impressive ratings from clients and peers. When firms achieve a tiered ranking, it demonstrates they provide a unique combination of high-quality law practice and a deep breadth of legal expertise.

Phillips Lytle earned a National Tier 2 ranking for Real Estate and National Tier 3 rankings for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants and Public Finance Law. Additionally, the firm received 24 Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings, as well as nine Metropolitan Tier 2 rankings and three Metropolitan Tier 3 rankings across its New York State markets.

Phillips Lytle’s Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings:

  • Albany, N.Y. – Corporate Law
  • Buffalo, N.Y. – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation; commercial litigation; Corporate Law; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law</a>; Employment Law – Management; Environmental Law</a>; Health Care Law</a>; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Environmental</a>; Litigation – Labor & Employment</a>; Litigation – Municipal; Litigation – Real Estate</a>; Litigation – Trusts & Estates; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants</a>; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants</a>; Real Estate Law</a>; Trusts & Estates Law
  • Rochester, N.Y. – Banking and Finance Law</a>; Corporate Law; Employment Law – Individuals; Real Estate Law; Litigation – Real Estate

Phillips Lytle’s Metropolitan Tier 2 rankings:

  • Albany, N.Y. – Commercial Litigation
  • Buffalo, N.Y. – Banking and Finance Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy; Litigation – Tax; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions  – Defendants
  • New York, N.Y. – Real Estate Law
  • Rochester, N.Y. – Commercial Litigation; Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental

Phillips Lytle’s Metropolitan Tier 3 rankings:

  • Rochester, N.Y. – Employment Law – Management
  • New York, N.Y. – Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants; Public Finance Law

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metro region, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers in that particular practice area and metro. For more information on Best Lawyers, please visit

Phillips Lytle LLP is a preeminent law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence. With offices across New York State and in Chicago, IL; Washington, D.C.; and Canada, our attorneys serve a multinational client base, including Fortune 1000 companies, global and regional financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, middle-market companies, startups, entrepreneurs and individuals on important matters affecting their businesses and personal wealth. For more information, visit


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